Reading stretched their 100 per cent start to the Championship season to four matches with a 1-0 win over Watford at Madejski Stadium.

Watford dominated much of the first half, with midfielder James Garner striking the home crossbar from a 20-yard free kick.

But Reading poached the lead in the 41st minute, George Puscas pouncing from close range with a deflected effort.

In a more even second period, Watford threatened only sporadically and Reading held on for a relatively comfortable victory.

A superb display from Daniel Bentley helped Bristol City notch up a fourth consecutive win with a 2-1 success at Nottingham Forest and heap more pressure on Sabri Lamouchi in the process.

City keeper Bentley made outstanding saves to deny Alex Mighten, Cyrus Christie and Lyle Taylor, as Forest looked for the win manager Lamouchi needed to end questions about his future.

But early goals from Andreas Weimann and Nahki Wells were ultimately enough to keep Dean Holden's side flying high in the Championship, with Luke Freeman's spectacular strike giving Forest hope, but not much more.

Wayne Rooney scores the winner for Derby

Wayne Rooney rolled back the years with a brilliant free-kick as Derby struck late to earn a 1-0 win at Norwich to record their first points of the season at the fourth attempt.

The 33-year-old skipper curled home from just outside the box in the 87th minute to secure his side a priceless victory after they had spent most of the afternoon defending.

It was rough justice on Norwich, who dominated for long periods and wasted a guilt-edged chance to go ahead early in the second half when Teemu Pukki missed from the penalty spot after slipping on the sodden turf.

Neil Warnock celebrated his 1,500th game as a manager in style as his Middlesbrough side claimed their first league win of the season courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Barnsley.

More than three decades after he took charge of his first Football League game as manager of Scarborough, Warnock watched goals from Jonny Howson and Chuba Akpom secure his first home league win as Boro boss.